Amber Rae Strong
Bio: This blog began as a means of helping me cope & heal through a Stage III Colon Cancer diagnosis I received on December 20th, 2013. That diagnosis was followed by major surgery, minor surgery, twelve exhausting rounds of chemotherapy & a MAJOR journey of growth and transformation I wouldn't change for anything. Fitness helped me take my power back after a Stage III Colon Cancer diagnosis in 2013. Prior to my first chemo treatment (Feb. 2014) I was severely underweight, 118 pounds & six months away from terminal cancer. When nurses said chemo could cause me to lose more weight & muscle mass, I knew I had to do something. I joined a gym for the first time EVER, focused on a healthy diet, strength training, gratitude & forgiveness. My MISSION is to use my journey to help others live their best lives! We all have our own uniquely amazing story, something we are battling or coping with on some level. How you choose to handle it, by letting it define you or by letting it break you open and question everything about yourself, is the real test. I hope that my journey through cancer and motherhood can inspire someone out there. Perhaps someone who is struggling, losing their will to cope or maybe just having a bad day will read these words and be inspired to keep on keeping on. This is my journey; through motherhood, cancer, treatment, life & healing. We can all be the hero of our own story.